2017 OCEAN CRUISE
Going to Block Island, Newport, Martha's Vineyard, and other ports.
Left Baltimore Monday, May 29 (Memorial Day).

CLICK HERE to see the trip log!


2017 RACING SEASON
Calendar of
CANDIDATE MAJOR EVENTS
Needless to say, Infrared will do the BCYA Icebreaker, Tuesday Night Races, and the Fall Series.
(Suggest other events for us to consider, too!)
THE USUAL LIST, BUT SUGGESTIONS WELCOME!
DATE EVENT STATUS
Saturday
July 15, 2017
BCYA RACE TO BALTIMORE Infrared will definitely do this.
Saturday
TBA
NPSA HARRY YOUNG CUP Non-spinnaker casual event out at North Point.
Saturday
TBA
USS CONSTELLATION CUP Since we won the Cup in 2012 race and the Colligan Cup in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, Infrared will definitely do this.
Saturday
October 21, 2017
BALTIMORE HARBOR CUP Infrared will definitely do this.


2017 RACING SEASON
Calendar of Scheduled Events
DATE EVENT CREW
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
??
BCYA TUESDAY NIGHT RACING
SONIC DRIVE-IN SUMMER SERIES 6

IF INFRARED IS BACK IN TIME, WE WILL TRY TO RACE. HOWEVER, WE MAY STILL HAVE LOADS OF CRUISING GEAR ON BOARD!!

SINCE WE HAVE NO STANDING IN THE SERIES, MAYHEM BETTER BEWARE!

WE MUST LEAVE THE DOCK AT TIDEWATER YACHT SERVICE CENTER
AT 1735 HOURS!!!



Let me know if you are in.
Position Crew
1 Foredeck Greg Guess
2 Mast Andrew Rabinowitz
3 Pit 1 Jon Reid
4 Pit 2/Spin Trim Steve Reid
5 Pit 3 Kelly Kolson
6 Main Sail Harry Parker
7 Head Sail Mike Shippen
8 Head Sail George Currie
9 Helmsman Bob Sopka
10 Tactician Jessica Morrison
  Green = confirmed
Orange = not confirmed

2017 RACING SEASON
Racing Results
NO. DATE EVENT RESULT COMMENTS
1 Saturday, April 8, 2017 BCYA Icebreaker  3rd out of 5 Peregrine, Afterschock, then Infrared finished within 90 seconds after almost 9 nm. Couldn't hold off those guys on final stretch inside mark "C". Reefed main when rounding "V" but runner snagged head of main, costing us most of the 90 seconds. Excellent crew work for first race!
Sunshine, 53°F, WNW 15-25 kt
2 Tuesday, April 11, 2017 Spring Series - Race 1  2nd out of 9 A great beginning to the season!. Good start into clear air, first to windward mark and good boat speed throughout. Full compliment of nine crew was a big help hiking for speed and pointing. We passed Circus in final spin run - something we seldom do.
71°F, S 8-18 kts.
3 Tuesday, April 18, 2017 Spring Series - Race 2  8th out of 10 One bad idea led to a poor finish!. As light air persisted, we went left on final spin run looking for pressure (Bob's call, Jessica not responsible!), but wind built to 20-23 knots pushing those behind us past us. Less than 30 sec between middle of fleet to us at back.
65°F, SE 5-7 kts, then SE 18-23 kts.
4 Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Spring Series - Race 3  1st out of 10 Outstanding sailing night for us! When it's cold, rainy, windy, Infrared has a full enthusiastic crew, most other boats too timid to even show up. Vulture and Morning Star were the competition, but on a night like this, excellent crew work imperative to keep speed and control.
Rainy, 57°F, NE 12-23 kts, then NE 8-12 kts.
5 Tuesday, May 2, 2017 Spring Series - Race 4  2nd out of 11 One of the wildest Tuesday night races ever! Excellent seamanship in perfectly executed head sail change to blade and main reef in minutes before first signal as winds consistently 30-36 kts. Great to have a full crew of 10 keeping boat stable. Wind gradually diminished to 15-18 kt nearing end. Incommunicado still uncatchable, we beat Mayhem. Others either dropped out before start or didn't leave dock.
73°F, W 25-38 kts, then W 15-20 kts.
6 Tuesday, May 9, 2017 Spring Series - Race 5  5th out of 11 Sailed really well to windward, but a little sloppy downwind. Cargo ship forced early jibe on last leg which cost us. Hard to say why we didn't do better downwind.
61°F, SSE 8-14 kts.
7 Tuesday, May 16, 2017 Spring Series - Race 6  8th out of 11
 4th out of 11 for series
Entered this race in first place for series, but failed to hold. Incredibly cheap shot at start by Steve Young on Project Mayhem really hurt us and we couldn't recover.
72°F, S 8-12 kts.
8 Tuesday, May 23, 2017 Sonic Drive-In Series - Race 1  5th out of 10 First race in series, but last race before Infrared leaves for the New England cruise.
63°F, E 1-5kts.



Photo Credit: M.L. Gunther 2017

Photo Credit: M.L. Gunther 2017

Photo Credit: M.L. Gunther 2016

Photo Credit: M.L. Gunther 2016

Photo Credit: M.L. Gunther 2016

Photo Credit: M.L. Gunther 2016

Photo Credit: M.L. Gunther 2016

Photo Credit: Hampton Yacht Club 2015


Photo Credit: SpinSheet 2015

Photo Credit: SpinSheet 2015

Photo Credit: Steve Young 2015

Photo Credit: M.L. Gunther 2015

Photo Credit: M.L. Gunther 2015

Photo Credit: M.L. Gunther 2015

Photo Credit: M.L. Gunther 2015

Photo Credit: Spin Sheet 2015

Photo Credit: Spin Sheet 2015

Photo Credit: M.L. Gunther 2015

Commodores Ball, February 2015


Photo Credits: Pierpoint Photography 2014

Photo Credit: Jennifer Simmons

Photo Credit: Jennifer Simmons

Photo Credit: Jennifer Simmons

Photo Credit: SpinSheet 2013

Photo Credit: SpinSheet 2013

Photo Credit: Mark Hergan 2014

Photo Credit: Mark Hergan 2014

Photo Credit: Jennifer Simmons

Photo Credit: M.L. Gunther 2013

Photo Credit: M.L. Gunther 2013

Photo Credit: M.L. Gunther 2013

Photo Credit: M.L. Gunther 2013

Photo Credit: M.L. Gunther 2013

Photo Credit: M.L. Gunther 2012
Photo Credit: M.L. Gunther 2012

Photo by Dave Dunigan

Spinsheet Photo by Cory Deere


Photo by PhotoBoat.com


Photo by PhotoBoat.com


Infrared Videos!
On YouTube
2010 Governors Cup Race Movie
2010 Northern Bay Race Week
2010 First Race
Photo by Tom Behrle 2009




Annapolis to Newport 2007 Annapolis to Newport 2007


 





Some Cruising Photos

Infrared at the wharf in St. Pierre in August, 2002. Just off the south coast of Newfoundland, St. Pierre is the last vestige of the French empire in North America. It remains French territory, you pass French Customs to get in, and fly a French courtesy flag when there.


Infrared visiting Grand Bruit on the south coast of Newfoundland in 2002. Grand Bruit is a village to which there are no roads, one can only get there by boat. Population ~80 in summer, ~20 in winter. The village was officially closed by the Canadian government in 2010.


SOMETIMES WE NEED A WINDWARD SPINNAKER DOUSE!
Something to Contemplate